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Adeline Maria Woodward

6 December 1829–16 November 1919

Born 6 Dec. 1829 in Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of David Woodward and Diadama Hare.[2] Sister of EBW.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by 31 Jan. 1846 (possibly in 1841), in Massachusetts.[4] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Heber C. Kimball pioneer company, arriving 24 Sept. 1848.[5] Married Justice Charles Earl, 1 Apr. 1852, in Salt Lake City; five children.[6] Visited her family in Massachusetts, 1888 and 1894.[7] Moved to Los Angeles, between 1902 and 1904.[8] Died 16 Nov. 1919 in Los Angeles.[9]

 

[1] Temple Records Index Bureau, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 254 (restricted access). “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vols. A and A1, 1851–1854, p. 40, Justice Earl and Adeline Maria Woodward, 1 Apr. 1852, microfilm 183393 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 June 2018), Adeline Maria Woodward (LKVY-P13). 

[2] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503. Massachusetts Deaths, 1841–1921, p. 407, 1903, Pallas Eliza Clark, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston. “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 27 June 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 660/420 (1921), Emeline Blanch Wells.

[3] EBW, Diary, 7 Nov. 1874. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503.

[4] Temple Records Index Bureau, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 254 (restricted access). Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1904), 4:586.

[5] “Adeline Maria Woodward,” Pioneer Database (http://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravels, accessed 30 June 2018).

[6] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vols. A and A1, 1851–1854, p. 40, Justice Earl and Adeline Maria Woodward, 1 Apr. 1852, microfilm 183393 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 2, p. 12B, Adeline M Earl. “Biography of Justice Charles Earl,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Sept. 2018), Justice Charles Earl (KWVH-VS3), Memories.

[7] EBW, Diary, 26 Nov. 1888; 16 Mar. and 13 Dec. 1894.

[8] EBW, Diary, 19 Oct. 1902; 14 Oct. 1904. Salt Lake City Directory (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1904), 287. Los Angeles City Direct, 1904 (Los Angeles: General Directory Publish, 1904), 407.

[9] California Department of Health and Welfare, California Vital Records, Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com), Adeline M. Earl, 16 Nov. 1919. “Adeline M. Earl, Pioneer of Utah, Dies on Coast,” Salt Lake Telegram, 17 Nov. 1919, 15.